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5/2/05

One would think that an emergency-medicine physician who spends hours in the clamor and chaos of a hospital's emergency department would want to pass his non-working time in a serene, peaceful activity, like fly fishing. But in the case of Richard Krause, one would be wrong, who after work is immersed in the roaring, raucous arena of drag racing.

5/2/05

A new version of a reliable and well-regarded dimensional test for personality disorders developed by a University at Buffalo researcher and clinician may lead to clearer diagnosis of personality disorders and point toward more precise and specific treatment plans for the more than 31 million Americans affected by them.

5/4/05

Jim McNally, Ed.M. '68, B.S. '66, entering his 26th season in the National Football League and second as offensive line coach of the Buffalo Bills, will be the featured speaker May 19 at the University at Buffalo Alumni Association's "UB at Sunrise Downtown" breakfast series in the Hyatt Regency, 2 Fountain Plaza.

5/4/05

Three MBA students from the University at Buffalo School of Management comprised the team that won more than $30,000 in cash and prizes at UB's annual Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC) for their new venture, AuctionCruncher.com.

5/5/05

Spacewalker Joseph P. Allen, IV, a friend, advisor and donor to the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame on April 30. Allen is a member of, and once chaired, the SEAS Dean's Advisory Council.

5/5/05

When University at Buffalo theorist Surajit Sen published his prediction that solitary waves, tight bundles of energy that travel without dispersing, could break into smaller, "baby" or secondary solitary waves, experts in the field acclaimed it as a fine piece of work. They also felt that these waves might never be seen experimentally. But in a paper published this week in Physical Review Letters, Sen and his co-authors report that they have done just that.

5/5/05

A new University at Buffalo study of treatments for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has found that combining behavior modification therapy with medication is the most effective way to improve the behavior of many ADHD children. When the two are combined, the study showed, the amount of medication required to achieve the same results as use of medication alone can be reduced by two-thirds.

5/6/05

Just a mile from the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus is one of three community health centers where students from the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences are making a difference for Western New York residents.

5/6/05

Thirteen companies and organizations located in Erie, Niagara and Chautauqua counties have been selected to receive grants to implement employee wellness programs through the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions' new $1 million Western New York Wellness Works initiative.

5/9/05

Mental-health professions representing a variety of fields will gather in Buffalo June 16-18 for the First International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision, the first interdisciplinary conference devoted to clinical-supervision theory, practice and research.

5/10/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present "Explore the Arts," its theatrical arts summer program for children entering grades 5-8. The program will be held from July 11-15 in the Center for the Arts. Registration and fee are required.

5/11/05

David L. Dunn, M.D., Ph.D., Jay Phillips Professor and chair of the nationally prominent Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Hospitals, has been appointed vice president for health sciences at the University at Buffalo by UB President John B. Simpson.

5/12/05

The Honorable Paul L. Friedman, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, will give the keynote address at the University at Buffalo Law School's 116th commencement at 1 p.m. May 21 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/12/05

Savings bond? Fuhgeddaboutit! Anyone can give a graduate 50 bucks or a fleece blanky for the dorm room, but with a little help from the librarians at the University at Buffalo, you can give a teen-age boy a statue of the lovely "Francine, a study in languor," from the online shop, The Pillaged Village, or a chocolate diploma from Hershey's Web site.

5/12/05

With the current school year drawing to a close, countless families soon will be confronted with what many of them will consider devastating news: Their child's teacher will recommend that he repeat the same grade next year. The best way to react, says a University at Buffalo expert on retention and transition for elementary school students, is for these parents to focus on helping their child understand the recommendation is for their good.

5/13/05

As part of an effort to anticipate -- and thwart -- the plans of potential terrorists, the Federal Aviation Administration is supporting the development of a new search engine by University at Buffalo researchers that is designed to detect "hidden" information that can be gleaned from public Web sites.

5/13/05

The worldwide public accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP and its staff members have contributed $25,600 to the University at Buffalo this year, thanks to the Ernst & Young Matching Gifts Program.

5/13/05

A University at Buffalo assistant professor is conducting fundamental studies on nanomaterials that may in the future boost detection of important biomolecules for medical or homeland security applications, thanks to a $200,000 James D. Watson Investigator grant from the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR).

5/16/05

The development of geographic information science tools to help rangers and forest scientists determine whether logging or prescribed burning is the best way to reduce the fuel load to mitigate the risk of devastating wildfires is the goal of software-development work being done in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service by Chris S. Renschler, Ph.D., of the University at Buffalo.

5/17/05

Ten graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Management received awards during the school's commencement ceremony on May 14.

5/17/05

Three University at Buffalo faculty members were among the 52 State University of New York faculty members recognized for their research and scholarship by the SUNY Research Foundation at a recent dinner in Albany.

5/17/05

The depth and breadth of University at Buffalo's academic strengths will be highlighted this summer in the "UB This Summer Lecture SeriesÂ…Underscoring UB's Excellence," to be held weekly from June 9 through Aug. 18 on the North (Amherst) Campus

5/19/05

The University at Buffalo will present Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Rep. Sherwood L. Boehlert with Igniting Ideas Awards in recognition of their outstanding support of UB at the university's Business Partners Day luncheon at noon on June 6 in the atrium of the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/19/05

Seventeen students attending the University at Buffalo School of Social Work received awards during the school's commencement ceremony held on May 14.

5/19/05

Twenty-six students were honored for being the outstanding graduating senior in departments within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo's 159th general commencement ceremony held on May 15.

5/19/05

Premenopausal women who were heavier than average at birth or had not been breastfed as infants appear to be at increased risk for developing breast cancer, epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo's School of Public health and Health Professions have found.

5/19/05

The University at Buffalo is expanding opportunities for undergraduates to engage in service-learning activities through membership in the Western New York Service-Learning Coalition.

5/19/05

In a city known for its fine historic buildings, the grand opening last week of the facility housing the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) and its Structural Biology Research Center -- the new home of UB's Department of Structural Biology --symbolizes a dramatic addition to the city's rich, architectural landscape.

5/20/05

The new building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is nearing completion. The scientific agenda has been solidified, corporate partners identified and a formal organizational and governance structure adopted. Barely four years after Gov. George Pataki announced an ambitious proposal to create jobs and jump-start the New York State economy through the creation of high-technology "centers of excellence," UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences is well on its way toward fulfilling its dual mission of improving health care while facilitating economic development in Upstate New York.

5/20/05

A $75,000 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. to the University at Buffalo Art Galleries will help produce a scholarly catalogue to accompany "The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art," the largest exhibition of contemporary Chinese art ever to travel beyond that country's borders.

5/20/05

The battle over judicial nominees and filibustering rules currently taking place in the U.S. Senate is symptomatic of the bitter partisanship that for years has gripped the U.S. House of Representatives and has now overtaken the Senate, according to a University at Buffalo expert on the judicial process.

5/23/05

A $225,000 grant from the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation and a $220,000 grant from the national organization, Research to Prevent Blindness, have helped push the University at Buffalo's new Ira G. Ross Eye Institute over goal in meeting a $3 million challenge.

5/23/05

A $100,000 bequest commitment from Robert J. Miller, B.S. '59, of Youngstown, N.Y., will support the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

5/23/05

Paras N. Prasad, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry in the University at Buffalo's, College of Arts and Sciences and executive director of UB's Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, has been elected a fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering.

5/23/05

Students in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning recently received awards of excellence in their fields of study.

5/24/05

A study by education researchers at the University at Buffalo shows that students who spend several years in smaller-sized classes during the elementary grades -- especially those from lower-income families -- have a greater likelihood of graduating from high school.

5/26/05

In MGM Studios v. Grokster, a case that could affect millions of consumers who use file-sharing software to copy music and video content, the Supreme Court likely will uphold a 1984 ruling stating that companies that offer copying technologies can not be held liable for copyright infringements of users, according to University at Buffalo Law Professor Shubha Ghosh, an expert on intellectual property and cyberspace law.

5/26/05

The University at Buffalo today recognized 42 faculty members and researchers at a Scholars, Inventors and Entrepreneurs Reception in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/26/05

University at Buffalo researchers are recruiting women between the ages of 18 and 44 for the first comprehensive study of the relationship between menstrual-cycle hormonal changes and levels of toxic and potentially damaging free radical oxygen molecules, which may be one factor associated with infertility.

5/26/05

Thirty-three graduating seniors in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine recently received awards at the school's annual senior awards banquet.

5/27/05

In the continuing cultural battle over the separation of church and state, the Supreme Court will be challenged to draw a line between what is religious and what is historical or cultural when it soon rules on two cases involving the Ten Commandments, according to University at Buffalo Law Professor Lee A. Albert, a constitutional law expert.

5/27/05

A bequest gift by the late Helen E. Popa, an alumna of the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, will support the work of the school's Center for Nursing Research in the UB School of Nursing through the Helen E. Popa Nursing Research Fund.

5/27/05

Twenty-four graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences received awards during the school's recent commencement ceremony.

5/27/05

Eleven students in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing received awards at the school's recent commencement ceremony.

5/27/05

Thirty-seven new graduates of the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo were honored with scholarships and awards during the school's recent commencement ceremony.

5/27/05

Forty-two graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences received awards at the school's recent commencement ceremony.

5/27/05

Students attending the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo received year-end scholarships and awards at a recent ceremony.